NIACE, the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, is seeking applications to a new Adult and Community Learning Fund for 2011.
Grants of between £10,000 and £75,000 are available in England for projects that support informal adult and community learning for people aged over 19. £2.25 million is available overall, and activities must be new and imaginative learning opportunities that engage and motivate, in particular, disadvantaged adults.
Grants can cover full cost recovery for direct and project costs, including salaries, overheads, staff training and modest capital items.
NIACE is managing the Adult and Community Learning Fund on behalf of the Skills Funding Agency, an agency of the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills set up to fund and regulate adult further education and skills training in England.
Applications are invited from any third sector, public sector or private sector organisation able to offer innovative new informal adult learning opportunities to adults. The main purpose of your organisation does not have to be learning provision. Partnership applications are especially welcome.
Full information about the Adult and Community Learning Fund 2011 is available at www.niace.org.uk/sites/default/files/project-docs/ACLF2011-Prospectus.pdf. There is no provision for telephone enquiries.
Closing date: 10 June 2011.
This piece is an abbreviated version of one of many funding opportunities first published this week at www.fundinginformation.org, the resource for up to date information about new sources of grants, loans and donations for voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises and the public sector throughout the UK.
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